I always challenge myself to see how much mileage I can get out of a good roast of beef, a plump juicy roasting chicken, a turkey or a ham/pork roast. Yesterday, I roasted the most gorgeous chicken money could possibly buy. Chicken pound for pound is not expensive, especially when you get a good sale. It’s always better in my opinion to buy the whole chicken as apposed to parts. This chicken for example is a gift that keeps on giving. Not only did it provide a great supper last night and made our house smell fantastic, but right after supper I put the carcass (after cleaning off the meat) in the stock pot, covered it in water and let it simmer right until we went to bed. I put it in the fridge over night, then continued the simmer most of the day today. The broth is so rich in flavour, just wonderful! Okay, so I took some of that broth, and cooked down some nice vegetables in it, with onion, garlic etc. etc. thickened, whipped up a fresh pie crust, added the seasonings…and bob’s your uncle, chicken pot pie. Had to be the best we’ve ever had…so creamy…dreamy….delicious. I made enough ‘filling’ that I had lots to spare for the freezer and it’s a great base for ‘Chicken a la King’ in the near future.
I also had lots of broth left over and I have about 8 cups frozen.
Tomorrow for lunch we will have left over chicken pot pie. Looking forward to it already.
That single chicken sure is going a long, long way. Oh, don’t forget to click on the pictures for the full yum effect!